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  1. Kirkland eyes possible big-name return

    Dan Rafael

    One of the more common questions I get these days from #FightFreaks in the non-Mayweather/non-Pacquiao category is: "What's up with James Kirkland?" Kirkland, of course, is the wildly aggressive and wildly entertaining junior middleweight power pu...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  2. Rios: 'I am far from being finished'

    Dan Rafael

    Former lightweight titlist Brandon Rios has lost two fights in a row: a close decision to Mike Alvarado in their interim junior welterweight rematch, a 2013 fight of the year candidate, followed by a one-sided pasting by Manny Pacquiao in a welterwei...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  3. Manny Pacquiao to fight Chris Algieri in China on Nov. 22

    Dan Rafael

    Manny Pacquiao versus Chris Algieri is a done deal.

    Story | Conversation | July 15, 2014
  4. Manny Pacquiao likely to fight Chris Algieri next

    Dan Rafael

    Manny Pacquiao's next fight probably will be a welterweight title defense against Chris Algieri, an unknown fighter just a few weeks ago until he upset Ruslan Provodnikov to win a junior welterweight world title.

    Story | Conversation | July 09, 2014
  5. Dan Rafael's top 20 pound-for-pound fighters

    Dan Rafael

    We have an expert panel that votes on ESPN.com's pound-for-pound top 10, of which I am one member. It's a way for us to reach some sort of consensus on the best fighters in the world, regardless of weight class. But since we began using this metho...

    Story | Conversation | July 04, 2014
  6. Terence Crawford ready for the next level

    Dan Rafael

    With Terence Crawford's star growing in the aftermath of his breakthrough knockout over Yuriorkis Gamboa, the unbeaten lightweight titlist is ready for the next level.

    Story | Conversation | July 02, 2014
  7. Roach has Pacquiao-Provodnikov solution

    Dan Rafael

    Welterweight titleholder Manny Pacquiao is due to return Nov. 22, probably in Macau, but he has no opponent at this point. Of course, the talk is of a fifth fight with rival Juan Manuel Marquez, who became his mandatory challenger with a clear una...

    Blog | June 12, 2014
  8. Martinez simmers over slights

    Dan Rafael

    NEW YORK -- Middleweight champion Sergio Martinez is a proud man, so it took a lot for him to swallow a bit of pride and be dictated to by Miguel Cotto when it came time to make a deal for their showdown on Saturday night (HBO PPV, 9 ET) at Madison S...

    Blog | June 06, 2014
  9. Oscar De La Hoya honored to be in the Hall of Fame

    Dan Rafael

    Much of Oscar De La Hoya's time recently has been consumed by the internal strife at his company, Golden Boy Promotions, which saw chief executive Richard Schaefer resign this week after a protracted battle with De La Hoya over various issues related...

    Story | Conversation | June 04, 2014
  10. Kovalev-Caparello in the works

    Dan Rafael

    Light heavyweight titlist Sergey Kovalev's return, which is ticketed for Aug. 2 at the Revel casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, as part of an HBO-televised split-site tripleheader, probably will come against Australia's Blake Caparello. Russia's...

    Blog | June 03, 2014
  11. Rios, Kovalev returns in works

    Dan Rafael

    Former lightweight titlist Brandon Rios is penciled in for his ring return on Aug. 2 on HBO's "Boxing After Dark." Rios, who will fight at welterweight, likely will face former interim titlist Diego Chaves of Argentina on a card that will take pla...

    Blog | May 24, 2014
  12. Manny Pacquiao signs two-year extension with Top Rank

    Dan Rafael

    Superstar Manny Pacquiao, whose contract with promoter Top Rank was due to expire at the end of the year, signed a contract extension with the company Tuesday, perhaps killing any hopes of a showdown with Floyd Mayweather Jr. during the term of the deal.

    Story | Conversation | May 20, 2014
  13. Scorecard: After defeating Alvarado, Marquez eyes fifth fight wit...

    Dan Rafael

    After a stunning loss in October, Juan Manuel Marquez got back on the horse and dominated Mike Alvarado on Saturday. The reward? A possible fifth fight with Manny Pacquiao.

    Story | Conversation | May 19, 2014
  14. Juan Manuel Marquez earns unanimous decision win over Mike Alvara...

    Dan Rafael

    Juan Manuel Marquez put on a clinic against Mike Alvarado and won a lopsided unanimous decision in a welterweight title elimination bout before a raucous pro-Marquez crowd of 12,090 on Saturday night at the refurbished Forum.

    Story | Conversation | May 17, 2014
  15. Alvarado over; Marquez doesn't complain

    Dan Rafael

    INGLEWOOD, Calif. -- Juan Manuel Marquez came in well below the 143-pound contract limit for his welterweight title eliminator against Mike Alvarado, weighing 141.6 pounds at Friday's weight at the Forum. Alvarado was 143.2 pounds, but no fuss was...

    Blog | May 16, 2014
  16. Plenty at stake for both fighters in Marquez-Alvarado

    Dan Rafael

    With a likely fall pay-per-view date against Manny Pacquiao at stake, Juan Manuel Marquez and Mike Alvarado expect action in Saturday's welterweight title eliminator.

    Story | Conversation | May 16, 2014